Press Releases 2013

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Press Releases
Wed, 07/31/2013 - 12:06

On July 29, 2013, the ballot tabulation of the Miami Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.

Wed, 07/31/2013 - 11:47

Los Angeles (July 31, 2013) – On July 29, 2013, the ballot tabulation of the Hawaii Local election was conducted. Please note that some candidates ran unopposed and were declared elected without the necessity of a membership vote. Following are the results of the election. Those positions that required a balloted election are listed with an asterisk*. For complete balloted election results, click here.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 23:49

Los Angeles (July 12, 2013) –  SAG-AFTRA today released the official rosters of candidates for its upcoming elections.

National president and national secretary-treasurer positions are up for election, both of which carry two-year terms. All national board seats are up for election this year, along with all local officer, local board, and convention delegate positions.

The executive vice president and other vice presidents will be elected at the inaugural SAG-AFTRA Convention in September.

Fri, 07/12/2013 - 09:31

Ashland, OR (July 12, 2013 )– SAG-AFTRA today announced it has reached an agreement with audiobook producer BeeAudio. The BeeAudio deal is the latest in a series of efforts by SAG-AFTRA to enhance its organizing reach in the area of audiobooks.

In November of 2012, SAG-AFTRA issued “Do Not Work Notice” against the Ashland, Oregon based company that was producing books for various major publishers paying half or less than half the industry standard rate to narrators.

Mon, 07/08/2013 - 16:05

Submissions For 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Nominations Are Now Open at
SAG Awards® Nominees Will Be Announced on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 and the SAG Awards® Ceremonies Will Be Simulcast Live on TNT and TBS on Saturday Jan. 18, 2014

Fri, 06/21/2013 - 12:30

Los Angeles, CA  (June 20, 2013)– SAG-AFTRA today released the following statement in response to the 2013 Joint Strategic Plan on Intellectual Property Enforcement released by the U.S. Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator:

"SAG-AFTRA commends the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator and the Administration for their continued support of innovation, ingenuity and creativity, for their focus on the importance of American intellectual property as an economic force, and for their continued efforts to combat intellectual property infringement.

Tue, 06/11/2013 - 17:00

San Francisco, CA  (June 11, 2013)– Newspersons represented by SAG-AFTRA at KRON4 voted unanimously last Friday to reject the latest contract offer proposed by KRON4/Young Broadcasting management. SAG-AFTRA members cited equitable compensation, threats to job security, and health/retirement benefit concerns as their primary reasons for rejecting the Company’s latest offer.  SAG-AFTRA has been negotiating with the Company for over a year while Newpersons continue to work with a contract that expired on April 30, 2012.

Fri, 05/31/2013 - 19:21

 New Three-Year Commercials Contracts Effective Retroactive to April 1, 2013

LOS ANGELES (May 31, 2013) — In national voting completed today, SAG-AFTRA members overwhelmingly approved new, three-year contracts negotiated with the advertising industry covering commercials. The 2013 SAG-AFTRA Commercials Contract and 2013 SAG-AFTRA Radio Recorded Commercials Contract are the first major contracts negotiated by SAG-AFTRA as one union since merger in March 2012.

Sun, 04/21/2013 - 17:26

LOS ANGELES (April 21, 2013) – The SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors met in Los Angeles April 20 and 21 and took action on several items including approval of the recently negotiated commercials agreements, an operational restructuring plan, and multiple governance and administrative matters.

Sat, 04/06/2013 - 06:53

NEW YORK, (APRIL 6, 2013) — SAG-AFTRA and the Joint Policy Committee have reached a tentative agreement on terms for successor agreements to the television and radio commercials contracts, subject to approval by the SAG-AFTRA National Board of Directors later this month.
Both parties recognized the positive and productive results of this negotiation and highlighted their joint commitment to grow the work for performers under these contracts while further strengthening the industry.

Tue, 04/02/2013 - 14:06

LOS ANGELES (April 2, 2013) --  SAG-AFTRA considers the right of performers to control the use of their image to be of utmost importance and we vigorously protect those rights. Our collective bargaining agreements include protections for performers against exploitation of audition and interview tapes, which must be erased upon performers’ request. Failure to comply with such a request will result in formal legal action pursuant to the agreements.

Fri, 03/15/2013 - 08:42

NEW YORK (March 14, 2013) — The SAG-AFTRA New York Local this morning held a marrow donor drive in conjunction with the Be The Match Registry ( to support those with leukemia and other blood cancers. SAG-AFTRA New York Local Co-President Holter Graham is battling leukemia and beginning the bone marrow transplant process.

The event, held at the SAG-AFTRA New York office, was attended by more than 25 members, board members and staff. The drive produced 15 new additions to the Be The Match Registry.

Fri, 03/01/2013 - 07:13

BOSTON (March 1, 2013) — Following an extensive search, SAG-AFTRA announced today the appointment of a new Executive Director for its New England Local, Susan Nelson of Vernon, CT. Nelson officially assumes the position today.

Nelson joins SAG-AFTRA with more than 25 years of experience in labor relations. A graduate of the University Of Connecticut School Of Law, Nelson is known for her skill in mediation and negotiation.

Sun, 01/27/2013 - 19:20

LOS ANGELES (Jan. 27, 2013) — SAG-AFTRA presented its coveted Actor® statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2012 at the “19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” in ceremonies attended by film and television’s leading actors, held Sunday, Jan. 27, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The “19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®” was simulcast live coast-to-coast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT). An encore presentation was telecast on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (PT).

Fri, 01/18/2013 - 17:27

LOS ANGELES (January 18, 2013) - SAG-AFTRA Today Released the Following Statement:

We’re pleased and excited with the results of the union election at KPCC.  We are looking forward to working with the new SAG-AFTRA bargaining unit in partnership with KPCC management to negotiate a first contract.

The new bargaining unit will cover 65 reporters, producers, show hosts and news anchors at KPCC and is moving forward to negotiate a first contract.